Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for February, 2017

Green Grow The Rushes, Oh.

Stefano Boeri is an Italian architect and urban planner on a mission to fight pollution by building high rise buildings covered with plants. The “Bosco Verticale” or “Vertical Forest” in his home city of Milan was one of his first. He has now set his sights on China and plans eventually to green up Shijiazhuang […]

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Friday Food 176 – Five Spice Powder

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are doing some arithmetic. Is there anything more typically Chinese than five spice powder (五香粉)? Well, yes. Many years ago, I worked in an office overlooking London’s China town. By around […]

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Water Sports Again

I’m not really sure what to make of this. It may just be an early April Fool’s Joke. Check the proposed date. But then I’ve never understood sport. According to this report, Liuzhou is going to host some sort of competition. The Ironman 70.3 triathlon race will take place on April 1 in Liuzhou, a […]

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Friday Food No. 175 – Ox Whip

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are looking at, hmmm, ox whips. Back in Friday Food 85, I featured Ox Treasures, the euphemism for calves testicles. This is not, by far, the only genitalia to grace local […]

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